Shortly after being selected with the No. 5 over-all pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, new Raptor Jonas Valanciunas spoke to Toronto media for the first time via conference call. Calling in from New York, Valanciunas talked about his idol, Arvydas Sabonis, and addresses complications pertaining to his buyout from his Lithuanian club.Read More
DeMar DeRozan was in Toronto this week to meet with new Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and to serve as a celebrity judge for the All-Canadian Classic dunk contest. Speaking to the media prior to the 2011 NBA Draft on Thursday, DeRozan offered his thoughts on his new coach and reflected on his draft experience two years ago.Read More
James Johnson spoke to the media in Toronto on Thursday prior to the 2011 NBA Draft. He detailed his grueling, new ’navy seals-style’ training regiment and talked about his desire to improve and embrace a bigger role on the team.Read More
Ever since “The Decision” last summer it seems fans have been ready to attack LeBron James whenever he has a bad game or he makes a mistake while speaking with the media.
However, over the past year it’s become pretty clear while talking with coaches and players around the NBA that James is still the most [...]
This afternoon Charles Barkley chatted with the media about LeBron James “struggling” in the NBA Finals, he shared his interest in becoming an NBA owner in the future Mark Jackson being hired by the Golden State Warriors, the possibility of Shaquille O’Neal joining the TNT crew, why he hopes Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd to [...]Read More
After getting an up-close look at NCAA tournament hero Kemba Walker during a draft workout in Toronto on Tuesday, Raptors Senior Director of Scouting Jim Kelly spoke to the media about the UConn alum. Kelly raved about Walker’s passing skills and added some general thoughts on the scouting process.Read More
Toronto Raptors Senior Director of Scouting Jim Kelly was busy on Tuesday. After the team hosted an early workout featuring Kemba Walker, Kentucky’s Brandon Knight took to the practice court for his own workout. In speaking to the media afterward, Kelly compared the two young point guards.Read More
This afternoon I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to chat about the NBA Finals. Some of the topics we covered included why Miami has been able to contain Jason Terry, how big Game 4 is for Dallas and I vent about LeBron James not getting enough credit for what he’s doing in this series.Read More
I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Score Satellite Radio yesterday afternoon to chat about the NBA Playoffs. Some of the topics we covered include the Miami Heat choking in the fourth quarter of Game 2, Chris Bosh blowing his defensive assignment against Dirk Nowitzki and who the Raptors might hire as [...]Read More
This afternoon I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to chat about the NBA Playoffs. Some of the topics we covered included Chicago needing another player to share the scoring load with Derrick Rose, why Oklahoma City needs James Harden to be inserted into the starting line-up, Joakim Noah getting in hot water for his recent [...]Read More
On Monday I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to chat about the NBA Playoffs. Some of the topics we covered included Russell Westbrook and if he needs to get Kevin Durant more touches, why LeBron James struggled in Game 1 against Chicago and who David Stern wants to see in the NBA Finals.
I’m excited to [...]
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of reading Charley Rosen’s latest book “Crazy Basketball.” It’s a collection of his stories from playing and coaching and it was a book I had a tough time putting down due to some great history involving the game of basketball and a bunch of great humor.
This week I [...]
This afternoon I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to chat about the NBA Playoffs. Some of the topics we covered included the demise of the Lakers dynasty, Chris Bosh being too sensitive and why the Atlanta Hawks need Josh Smith to be more consistent.
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a guest on Justin’s show [...]
I was able to chat with Rashad Mobley from Truth About It about what unfolded during the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs and what to expect during the Conference Semifinals. Some of the topics we covered include the impact Kobe Bryant will have against a Mavericks team missing Caron Butler, Memphis not having the same [...]Read More
Yesterday afternoon I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to chat about the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. Some of the topics we covered included if Derrick Rose would be able to play at a high level in Game 5, the impact Kendrick Perkins has made on the Oklahoma City Thunder and the demise of [...]Read More
I was able to chat with Rashad Mobley from Truth About It about what has unfolded during the first week of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Some of the topics we covered include the disappearance of Carlos Boozer, New York giving Boston trouble, Dwight Howard’s growing frustration over his lack of a supporting cast, why Memphis [...]Read More
This afternoon I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to chat about the opening weekend of the NBA Playoffs. Some of the topics we covered included if Memphis or New Orleans could pull off an upset, the great play from the stars so far and I got some friendly ribbing for not being aware [...]Read More
Leandro Barbosa chatted with the media about his plans for dealing with his wrist injury this summer, spending time on the beach with his family if there is a lockout, he gave Jay Triano some huge props and he talked about how this season has helped him grow as a player.Read More
Jay Triano chatted with the media about how the team prepared for a Miami team not playing their Big 3, he shares what the silver lining to this season has been for him, he talks about the growth of DeMar DeRozan this season and he addresses the uncertainty facing what could transpire next season.Read More
Erik Spoelstra chatted with the media about sitting the Big 3 tonight, when Udonis Haslem will return, joked about Mike Miller taping his ankles to play tonight even though he has been told twice he won’t suit up, and he reflected on how wild the season has been.Read More